Benefits of Being a Study Participant
- Compensation up to $2,540 - depending on the study
- Reimbursements for parking and transportation
- Extra medical care or free treatments
- Contributions to the advancement of better health for all
Asthma is a growing public health problem, affecting 1 in 11 children in the U.S. There currently is no cure for asthma, but the ACRC is studying how treatments and environmental interventions can help participants reduce the severity of symptoms, suffer from fewer exacerbations, and improve overall quality of life.
Dr. Phipantanakul’s innovative research into the molecular pathways that lead to allergic reactions — commonly referred to as the allergy march — indicate similarities among different immune responses to allergens. This suggests that targeting one allergic reaction, for example a food allergy, might reduce the risk of all future allergic reactions. Early research results show that treating the immune system, while still developing, could dramatically reduce and possibly end allergic reactions.